What’s On Guide

From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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Callino Quartet

8th October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

€16 – €18

The Callino Quartet was formed at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in 1999 and went on to enjoy a successful international career, including winning second prize in the 2008 Tromp International String Quartet competition in the Netherlands. Their programme opens with the 1787 ‘Frog’ quartet, yet another in the seemingly endless stream of masterpieces by Josef Haydn, and also includes some of the lovely pieces written for a long running series of Friday night musical gatherings in 1880s St Petersburg. Siobhan Cleary’s Carrowkeel was inspired by the spirituality of a neolithic village near Sligo and the concert ends with Debussy’s magnificent string quartet.


8th October
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
€16 – €18
Dunamaise Arts Centre